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Why Is A High-Tech Agency Building A Center For Cops And Rescue Workers? Hawaii Technology Development Corp./University of Hawaii Community Design Center

Why Is A High-Tech Agency Building A Center For Cops And Rescue Workers?

The project raises questions about whether the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. is stepping away from its mission and legislative mandate.

Cybersecurity Experts Exchange Tricks Of The Trade In Honolulu Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Cybersecurity Experts Exchange Tricks Of The Trade In Honolulu

Political motives are driving hackers these days along with more sophisticated financial scams.

Ohio Firm To Buy Hawaiian Telcom For $650 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ohio Firm To Buy Hawaiian Telcom For $650 Million

The company says the deal with Cincinnati Bell won’t lead to the layoff of any of the company’s 1,300 employees in Hawaii.

Here’s Who Might Get Stung Hardest By Any New Rail Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Who Might Get Stung Hardest By Any New Rail Taxes

Critics say one of the options to pay for the over-budget Honolulu rail project — extending the general excise tax — would unfairly burden the poor.

HECO’s $205 Million Grid Plan Aims For Two-Way Flow Of Solar Power Jon Callas/Flickr.com

HECO’s $205 Million Grid Plan Aims For Two-Way Flow Of Solar Power

Public comments are being taken through Aug. 9 on a rough draft of the utility’s scaled-back upgrade proposal.

Matson Reaches Union Deal And Avoids Strike Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Matson Reaches Union Deal And Avoids Strike

UPDATED: A settlement averts a possible work stoppage for the company that ships 70 to 80 percent of the goods imported into Hawaii.

Special Permits Near Honolulu Rail Line Attract Proposals For Big Hotels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Special Permits Near Honolulu Rail Line Attract Proposals For Big Hotels

Developers can build higher and denser as long as the city finds that their projects promote “transit-enhanced neighborhoods.”

Honolulu Rail Project’s Budget Increased By 11.5 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project’s Budget Increased By 11.5 Percent

The HART board unanimously approved a budget increase to pay for rising staff and equipment costs, as well as a bump in executive salaries.

How HECO Is Trying To Modernize Its Electric Grid Blue Planet Foundation

How HECO Is Trying To Modernize Its Electric Grid

Hawaiian Electric is drafting a new strategy after regulators rejected an earlier $736 million proposal in part because it didn’t serve solar users well.

Should Hawaii Guarantee Every Resident A Minimum Income? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Guarantee Every Resident A Minimum Income?

As technology threatens to eliminate jobs, Hawaii may be the first state to seriously study the idea.

Mayor Caldwell Sells $72,000 Of Territorial Bank Stock

Mayor Caldwell Sells $72,000 Of Territorial Bank Stock

Honolulu’s mayor also serves as a board director for the parent company of the Honolulu-based bank.

Wealthy Oahu Neighborhoods Benefit From Program Meant To Help Poor Communities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wealthy Oahu Neighborhoods Benefit From Program Meant To Help Poor Communities

A oft-criticized federal immigrant investor program designed to create jobs in distressed areas is instead targeting thriving places like Kakaako and Ala Moana.